October 18, 2018

Sending Hugs!

Rain and cold is back again with the wind. Where is Spring? Two days of sunshine and five days of rain, cold and wind. Great day to stay indoors with a cuppa of chai and craft. That was exactly what I did today. Hello everyone, welcome back to my blog. Today was such a productive day that I made a set of 10 Christmas cards (design #2) and this card using Altenew’s new Gilded Ombre washi tape.

These large or should I say wide washi tapes from Altenew are just so beautiful. I bought the Gilded Ombre, Galaxy Washi and Watercolor Nebula tapes from the latest release. I was drawn to the Gilded Ombre tape and decided to play with it. The purple is gorgeous but the gold vein take the cake. The challenge was to showcase the tape as much as I could  on the card. So I adhered the tape diagonally across the white panel. This panel is 3.75″x 5.50″ in size. I adhered gold foil strip of cardstock on left end of the panel. This gold strip ties in with the gold vein on the tape.

To complement the purple ombre, I stamped the florals and leaves from Frosted Garden stamp set using the Shades of Purple ink set and Bamboo and Parrot inks form Tropical Forest ink set. They were die cut using the coordinating die and adhered using glue and foam adhesives to make a large cluster on the left of the panel.

To bring the purple from the Gilded Ombre tape to the left side of the card front, I adhered the tape on the card front on the card base with the dark purple showing on the extreme left side. Then I adhered the floral panel on the right side of the card front using glue. For the sentiment, I used a scrap piece of paper to adhere the Gilded Ombre Tape and white heat embossed the sentiment from the Frosted garden stamp set. Then trimmed the sentiment and adhered as shown. I finally added clear shimmer to the flowers and Lilac Whisper Nuvo glitter drop to bring the whole card together.

Once the card was completed, I was so happy to see with the colours and the layout of the card. It turned out quite well. The complementary colours of purple and green are gorgeous along with gold. After working on a few blue coloured cards over couple of days, all the rich purple colours were beautiful to the eyes. I have listed all the products I used to make this card below for your convenience.

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It is wonderful that you took time to visit my blog today. Appreciate your visit very much. Have a lovely day at our end.

October 17, 2018

Feliz Navidad!

Hello everyone,

Sharing a Christmas card using Happy Owlidays with Evelin T Designs stamp set and coordinating cutaways from Winnie & Walter.

I started with stamping all the images from the stamp set on watercolour paper and colouring them all with Zig Clean Colour Zig pens. Then I used Prisma colour pencils to add shading to the watercolour areas.

For the background, I die cut a watercolour panel using the largest rectangle die from Essentials: Katherine’s Cutaway. Then sponged Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon, Tumbled Glass and Cracked Pistachio distress oxide inks. To this background, I used the Scenery: The Big Bang Circles creative screening, to add snow. I used this stencil twice with white pigment ink for subtle snow on the background and with Nuvo Moonstone  as the third layer for some sparkle and texture to the snow. Then I also spattered some Copic opaque white all over the panel. I left this panel to dry while I worked on the sentiment.

The sentiment from the stamp set is white heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock, trimmed and adhered to the bottom left of the panel. The using foam adhesive and glue, I adhered the branch, owls and decorative ornaments as shown in the photos. This panel is now adhered to the light grey card base. Then I brushed the ornaments, scarf and hat with clear shimmer and Nuvo crystal glaze. That is all! The card is finished. 

All the supplies used to make this card are listed below. Hope you are inspired by my Christmas card today. If you make a card inspired by my card, please share and tag on social media. 

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Have a wonderful day!

October 16, 2018

O’ Holy Night!

I am on a roll making Christmas cards. Some one off and few mass produced. Today I have an one off Christmas card to share. I can mass produce this card if I want too as well.

Hello everyone! Hope you are having a wonderful week. It has certainly warmed up here in Perth. No more jumpers or full pants or jackets or layering. It is not me who loves the warmth and sunshine. My plants are loving it too. I have started putting in veggies in my garden and they have started growing.  I cannot wait for them to grow produce for me to cook.

Ok back to my card, I have used products from Simon’s new Fun and Festive collection. Love love the Outline Snowflakes background stamp. I had fun making a few backgrounds using this stamp. On this card, I have used one of the backgrounds I made.

I white heat embossed the background stamp on watercolour paper. I used Arches hot press watercolour paper because this paper does not absorb water easily. So the colour sits on top of the paper giving more vibrant colours to the cold press watercolor paper.

I smooshes the embossed background panel on distress inks. I used Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, Evergreen Bough distress inks. I did three layers of ink smooshing, drying the panel in between each layer. Once dry, I used Zig clean colour brush pens to add shading to the snowflakes. I left the panel to dry while I made the sentiment.

For the sentiment, I used Simon’s O Holly Night die. This die has both word as well as the backer die. I die cut the backer die using silver glitter paper. The word die I die cut three times using white to stack and glue. The white die cut on silver was too starky. So I sponged the same colours of distress inks on a scrap piece of white cardstock and die cut the word die. I adhered this as the top layer.  The silver backing  was not enough to make the sentiment die pop out of the background. But I love the background panel so much I don’t want to cover it all up. After much thought, I used a small piece of vellum as the layer between the background panel and the sentiment.

I adhered the background panel to the Fog cardbase using foam adhesive, the sentiment die cut to the vellum using glue and foam behind the vellum layer to adhered on the background panel. I brushed the sentiment die cut using clear shimmer pen and added Nuvo crystal glaze. Finally a few white Nuvo crystal drops to tie in all the white elements on the card.

Absolutely love the colours.  All supplies I used to make this card are listed below.

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As I am typing this post, I do have another colour combination I want to try with the Outline Snowflakes background stamp as emboss resist. I will use that colour combo to make my third Christmas card design to mass produce.Think I will also change up the design to make it simple and easy. Cannot wait to share that idea. Until then, have a wonderful day!